St. Charles Community College, Central Methodist University Announce Pact

Four-year nursing degree coming to St. Charles

April 05, 2013

A new partnership between St. Charles Community College and Central Methodist University will bring area residents the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, the institutions have announced.

St. Charles Community College, Central Methodist University Announce Pact

The presidents of Central Methodist University and St. Charles Community College sign an agreement to allow students who have the registered nurse (RN) certification the ability to earn a four-year Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from CMU on the SCC campus.

Back Row, From Left: Rachel Murphy, MSN, RN, SCC manager of workforce initiatives, nursing and allied health; Christine Krieger, MSN, RN, JD, SCC manager of workforce initiatives, nursing and allied health; Patti Williams, MSN, RN, SCC dean of nursing and allied health; Amy Koehler, MSN, RN, faculty chair of nursing and allied health; Rita Gulstad, Ph.D., CMU vice president and dean of the university; Heather Weber, CMU assistant dean for adult degree programs; and Frances Tamboli, CMU vice president for adult degree program enrollment.

Front Row, From Left: Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., SCC president, and Marianne E. Inman, Ph.D., CMU president.St. Charles Community College and Central Methodist University announce partnership.

The program will be hosted by St. Charles Community College (SCC), and marks Central Methodist’s first offerings in St. Charles County. Designed for people who already have the registered nurse (RN) certification, they will be able to earn their four-year (Bachelor of Science in nursing) degree from CMU.

“The RN to BSN completion program being offered by CMU provides our nursing students with another opportunity to continue their education,” said Chris Breitmeyer, vice president for academic and student affairs at SCC. “We are happy to add CMU to the list of outstanding partner institutions that are helping to advance the careers of our graduates.”

Those who are not already RNs can begin at SCC and transfer seamlessly into the CMU program, with classes held on the SCC campus.

“We are thrilled to partner with SCC, as their nursing program has an outstanding reputation for graduating top-quality nurses,” said Heather Weber, CMU assistant dean for its Adult Degree Program in the St. Louis metropolitan area. 

“We were impressed with the administration and faculty of SCC and their desire to expand learning opportunities for St. Charles County residents,” CMU President Marianne Inman said. “We are proud to work together with them to educate healthcare professionals in the St. Charles area.” 

Central Methodist staff has begun accepting applications, and plans to start the first cohort of students in June. Working nurses who wish to earn a BSN degree can contact CMU at 314-227-4400 or visit adp.centralmethodist.edu to speak with an enrollment representative.

CMU also offers degrees to adult students in the St. Louis area in business, psychology and education.

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